Photobucket has changed their rules of usage. They are not allowing embedded photos to forums with the simple accounts all of us at GALS have.
Some of us have an account that should allow us to have our photos 'hot linked' as they call it, through December 2018. There are alternative services, but they all are charging, too. This will mean the end of our avatars, signatures and images of Gerry that we're so fond of sharing in our posts.
Image Shack will still allow sharing, but they are charging for that service, although not as much as Photobucket.
The images cannot be hosted by GALS as that would drive up the cost of hosting, which we already struggle to pay.
To find out more about the issue: